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[BHLc] BHL Gavin Apr 22, 2013 @ 11:15pm
Will only isntal to C:?
I run my OS off of an SSD that has 10 gigs left after installing the OS, and is therefore labeled as my C: Drive. I have a 600GB HDD D: drive i use to install everything to. I own a handful of other Steam games that all successfully saved to my D: Drive, but Portal doesn't give me the option to save it to my D: drive, only the default steam library in the C: drive. How do I fix this?
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Orange Bitflip Apr 22, 2013 @ 11:39pm 
Portal relies on Orange Box content.
Have you installed ANY games on SSD C?
Like... TF2, HL2, HL2:EP1, or HL2:EP2?
KaoS Apr 23, 2013 @ 8:31am 
Move steam installation from C to D. Remove everything except for steamapp folder, userdata folder (all your save are there!!!) and except for steam.exe. Now run steam - it will autoupdate and default library will be on D drive. Problem solved.
I have system on C and Steam on D and it works.
[BHLc] BHL Gavin Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:35am 
Orange Bitflip, no i don't own any other orangebox games. @ Kaos i'll try that
KaoS Apr 25, 2013 @ 10:24am 
Do NOT uninstall steam - it will uninstall all your games. Simply move the data.
markdb92 Apr 26, 2013 @ 2:48am 
All you really have to do is move steam install folder to your d drive and portal will install on your D drive. When you load steam it will fix it self after the move.
[BHLc] BHL Gavin Apr 27, 2013 @ 2:05am 
I just uninstalled Steam and reinstaleld and am redownloading the 5 games I own (Y)
KaoS Apr 27, 2013 @ 1:54pm 
I told you "Don't uninstall steam".
Uninstalling steam alse REMOVES your games from harddrive.
Pocket Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:07am 
Wait for the game to be converted over to the SteamPipe format. This is what enables things like being able to select an install location. They've been converting games gradually over the course of the year; the single-player Orange Box games are among the last ones left to go.
[BHLc] BHL Gavin Apr 28, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
Its okay guys, I had no saved games on this PC (I had jsut re-instaleld the games to this PC the same day I asked this) and so i uninstaleld steam and reinstaleld it to my D drive.
KaoS Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:45am 
Originally posted by SaunterbluggetHampterfuppinshire:
Wait for the game to be converted over to the SteamPipe format. This is what enables things like being able to select an install location. They've been converting games gradually over the course of the year; the single-player Orange Box games are among the last ones left to go.
Are HL2, Episodes and Portal really going to be converted to Steam Pipe? Point to such info please (if there is any - I didn't manage to fin one by myself sadly). So far they only announced multiplayer games from OB to be converted. I want HL2 + Episodes + Portal (1) to use Steam Pipe.
Pocket Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:12am 
They have to convert everything, because they're planning changes to the client that require every game to be on SteamPipe in order to work. They even converted Codename: Gordon, for petesake.
Pocket May 2, 2013 @ 4:31pm 
FYI, it looks like this is going to be the next game converted; a "Portal" folder in my /common/ popped up a few days ago and a Linux beta just unlocked.
Abacab May 3, 2013 @ 5:17am 
mine was doing something funny today, looks like that was it.
KaoS May 9, 2013 @ 2:33pm 
Originally posted by SaunterbluggetHampterfuppinshire:
They have to convert everything, because they're planning changes to the client that require every game to be on SteamPipe in order to work. They even converted Codename: Gordon, for petesake.
Awesome! :D

A day ago The Ship converted to Steam Pipe.
bjarke May 25, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
Originally posted by KaoS:
Move steam installation from C to D. Remove everything except for steamapp folder, userdata folder (all your save are there!!!) and except for steam.exe. Now run steam - it will autoupdate and default library will be on D drive. Problem solved.
I have system on C and Steam on D and it works.

Thanx for the help! At first, the approach you describe sounded super hacky to me, but it totally worked! I had no problems at all after doing it. Finally Portal can be installed to the D drive! :D (<- a smiley, not D: written backwards)

(See https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=7418-YUBN-8129 for more info about the approach - it is the official solution it seems...)
Last edited by bjarke; May 25, 2013 @ 6:38pm
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